Student Support Services provides an advisor in addition to the major advisor assigned through the academic departments. The advisor meets with students to assess and develop educational plans, review academic progress, and provide academic and moral support. The SSS advisor is a great resource for up–to–date information regarding university policies and procedures, educational programs, and campus and community resources. For further help, go to the Advising and Transition Web site.
Assistance with selecting appropriate courses is available. Students will be able to make informed decisions regarding their class registration after considering prerequisites, university study requirements, degree requirements, class schedules, and a good balance of course work.
Major Career Advising
Assistance is available to help students identify resources available to choose a major and make career decisions considering their interests, talents, and resources. For further help go to the Career Services Web site.
A free tutoring program is provided to students in Student Support Services. Tutorial services are authorized and arranged by the program advisor. Tutoring may be assigned on a one–to–one basis, in small groups, or in a lab environment. Students can avoid the crowds of large labs by attending a Math Lab and Writing Lab designated for Student Support Services participants only.
Study Skill Instruction - USU 1730
(USU 1730 – Strategies for Academic Success)
This is a three–credit course designed to help students acquire the necessary skills for having a successful college experience. Students analyze their current academic and personal skills and determine the areas in which they would benefit from changes. A combination of in–class activities and outside readings present strategies such as effective reading, note taking, problem solving, and test taking. Students experience "learning by doing" through application of these strategies in other academic courses.
College Reading - USU 1750
(USU 1750 – Comprehension Strategies for College Reading)
This is a one–credit course designed for students who want to improve their college reading skills. Many college students possess adequate reading skills but have not learned to adapt to the demands of different academic areas – they read all assignments the same way and do not comprehend as effectively as they might. This class helps students understand and adapt reading strategies to best fit their learning needs. The philosophy of the class is that students will learn new strategies by practicing and applying them to college reading material. An emphasis is placed on reading a variety of texts – college texts, news magazines, research articles, etc.
Math 0995 - College Mathematics Prep
Review of introductory algebra concepts.
Prerequisites - One of the following within the last year or three consecutive semesters (including summer): ---ACT Math score of 17 or higher or equivalent SAT Math score, Grade of C- or better in MATH 0950, or satisfactory score on the Math Placement Exam
Math 1050 - College Algebra
This class satisfies the University's quantitative literacy requirement. It covers the real and complex number systems, graphs, inverse functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, elementary matrix algebra, induction, binomial theorem, permutations, and combinations. A graphing calculator is required.
Prerequisites - One of the following within the last year or three consecutive semesters (including summer): ACT Math score of at least 23 or equivalent SAT Math score, AP Calculus AB score of at least 3, Grade of C- or better in MATH 0995, or satisfactory score on the Math Placement Exam
Stat 1045 - Introduction to Statistics with Algebra
This course is a combination of Stats 1040 and necessary math concepts needed to understand Statistics.
Prerequisites - One of the following within the last year or three consecutive semesters (including summer): ACT Math score of 16 or higher or equivalent SAT Math score, Grade of C- or better in MATH 0950 (a passing grade of P is acceptable), or satisfactory score on the MATH Placement Exam
-Will Stats 1045 fulfill my Stats 1040 major requirement? Yes, unless you are an education major where equivalence is determined on a student-by-student basis.
-Does Math 0995 fulfill my prerequisite requirement for Math 1050? Yes, see Math 1050 course description.
-Does Math 0990 fulfill the prerequisite requirement for Stats 1045? Yes, see Stats 1045 course description.
Financial Aid & Economic Literacy
The program staff works with the Financial Aid Office to ensure all eligible Student Support Services participants are maximizing financial aid opportunities. Workshops are held to educate Student Support Services participants on Financial Aid and economic literacy.